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Mercury and Venus: 05/07/08
Sean has been learning about the solar system at school. He suggested checking out Mercury and Venus by Robin Kerrod to learn more about the two inner planets.
The illustrations are the best part of Mercury and Vensus. They are mostly maps and photographs taken from the various scientific missions that have been sent there.
The book covers the basics of both planets, their days and years and how both compare to earth, Mercury's geology, Venus's atmosphere and surface and how it is being changed over time.
Like Under the Microscope: Insects, there was almost too much information presented for casual reading. I think in a few years when Sean is older he'll be able to go back and further enjoy this book but for a kindergartner, the book is slightly too long.